Penne Alla Norma

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 20 minutes
  • 2 servings

A classic Sicilian recipe that just never gets old. Penne alla norma is a traditional vegetarian dish with its main ingredient being eggplant, tucked in a rich tomato sauce, flavored with onion and garlic. It’s a dish made of simple ingredients, that has a flavor you won’t forget that easily.

Ingredients Needed for Penne Alla Norma

salt
5 ounces of whole wheat penne
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ eggplant, small dices
pepper
¼ cup water
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup tomato sauce
2 ounces of ricotta

How to Cook Penne Alla Norma

  1. Fill a saucepan halfway with water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the penne and cook them according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and eggplant.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and pour the water.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes to soften the eggplant.
  6. Add the cherry tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  7. Give it a stir and add the drained penne.
  8. Leave everything on heat for 1-2 more minutes. Serve with some topped ricotta.

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